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president and i hope 4 years from now, can i go back to voting republican are. >> reporter: we had a bird's eye view of hillary clinton as she made her way inside the hotel. a crowd of several thousand people waited inside paying anywhere from $1,000 to $27,000. a simple menu was served but the red meat was in the speeches. meg whitman was -- secretary of state. clinton's message energize. >> she was well spoken and very enthusiastic. >> she is very good in trying to strategically think through how to get things done. she is very familiar with the government and how it works. what resources she can utilize, what communities she can pull on. she's a complete package. >> reporter: from here,
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secretary clinton is headed down to silicon valley for a second fundraiser hosted by apple c.e.o. tim cook. she has been raking in support from silicon valley at a tune of 20 to 1 of what donald trump has been raising. republican donald trump was courting the latino vote today at a rally in tampa. he continues to push his plan for a wall between the u.s. and mexico to stop the flow from illegal grants in latin america. he has softened his pledge to deport millions and millions of immigrants who are already here. >> i'm going to fight to give every hispanic citizen in this country a much better future, i much better life. >> recent polls show trump
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trailing in florida and with clinton leading in a number of battle ground states, poll watchers say he needs to stay competitive in larger swing states. in italy, a deadly earthquake ravaged the central part of the country. the death toll has risen to 159. the 6.2 quake reduced some towns to rubble and teams of rescue workers have been sifting through what's left of homes and buildings searching for people left buried underneath. ken. >> this evening, italian officials are warning the death toll of 159 will likely rise with hundreds of people injured and thousands forced from their homes. >> reporter: death and devastation in italy. a magnitude 6 earthquake struck as many people were sleeped at
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3:36 a.m. on wednesday. the quake leveled homes and entire towns in italy. several mountain villages were hit hardest. rescue crews were able to pull dozens of victims out alive but they are now in a race for time to find survivors. "we're trying to help pull out as many people as possible from the rubble. unfortunately 90% of the people we pull out are dead." it's hard to estimate how many people may be missing since the region sees a huge influx of vacationing tourists. >> to offer his deep condolences on behalf of the american people. to the people of italy following the devastating earthquake that struck overnight. >> he offered any u.s.
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assistance italy may require and pledged to stay in close contact. >> reporter: at the vatican, pope francis led prayer for victims. >> adding to the challenge for rescue crews are the narrow winding roads making it very difficult to get in and out, especially to bring in heavy rescue equipment. >> pictures of some of those towns, just entirely leveled. thank you. happening now, another meeting getting underway in san francisco to get public input as san francisco searches for its next police chief. this is the 4th of 5 public meetings. this meeting is set to go until 8:00 tonight at the scottish rite center. oakland is also looking for a new police chief.
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two other chiefs came and went shortly after that. for now, the department is being run by a city administrator. we spoke to oakland mayor libby schaaf. she says the city is close to announcing plans to get public input. >> we're going to be having different public meetings all over the city. we're going to have an online survey so for people who can't make meetings, we want to hear from them too. >> we spoke with people familiar with the process of finding a police chief. the average search takes a minimum of 4 to 6 months. a months long investigation has resulted in the arrest of a san jose police officer. investigators also seized drugs, cash, gambling machines, even an alligator. what's being called operation gang of thrones. >> reporter: it was called operation gang of thrones. but investigators trying to
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catch members of a vietnamese street gang managed to snare one of their own as well. his name, derek antonio, a 9 year veteran of the san jose police force. >> no one despises someone who tarnishes the badge more than those who honor it. >> reporter: he is facing 6 felony counts for unauthorized computer access and being an accessory after the fact. he had been under surveillance for months. he was ultimately put on leave and investigators floated a bogus cover story so as not to compromise the rest are of the investigation. >> obviously people's safety is compromised. >> reporter: a series of search warrants were issued on august 23rd. a vehicle with a hidden
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compartment filled with $100,000 in cash. authorities also found a vehicle with 600 pounds of marijuana. >> you have the marijuana that is going out of the state. >> it's a big deal to us to be able to pull a case like this off. >> reporter: in all, 23 people were arrested and face charges from extortion and public corruption to assault. in march of 2015, authorities raided a series of cafes, confiscating electronic gambling machines. just last month, san jose police released surveillance video from two unsolved shootings that they suspect were the result of gang members. >> we certainly hope we've put a dent in the issue obviously. and i think it sends a message to this community that regardless what this department goes through, it's going to answer the bell. >> reporter: the san jose
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police officers association said today is a sad day for those of us who proudly dawn the san jose police department uniform. 6 more suspects in this case are still at large. coming up here, a new waterfront plan to keep the a's in oakland. at 6:30, a look at the proposed ballpark that the mayor says the team is serious about. >> we're getting ready to see some of the smoke from the soberanes fire to filter in. >> first, caught on camera, an unprovoked attack on a woman on the street of the san francisco. what investigators say the attacker told the victim. >> she had absolutely no idea what he was talking about because she did not know him. hey, you're clarence!
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man walks up along side of her and starts punching her in the face for no apparent reason. san francisco police released this video. it shows the woman strolling down the sidewalk around 7:45. suddenly a man walks up beside her, says a few words and starts punching her in the face. the woman is able to guard herself. >> i believe he asked her to say -- say you're sorry, something along those lines and she had absolutely no idea what he was talking about. >> reporter: the victim was able to call 911 on her cell phone to get help. police believe the suspect may have been high on drugs or alcohol. he is described as a white man 40 to 50 years old, wearing a dark sweat shirt, possibly hooded. authorities are asking anyone
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who might have seen something to come forward. in san francisco, tara moriarty, fox two news. two men hit by a taxicab on san francisco's market street remain in the hospital tonight. we spoke with one of them from his hospital room today. he told us at first he didn't know what happened. the cab certainly jumped the curb. he thought someone set off a fire cracker. he suffered a fractured hip and has a pin in his knee. the other man who works for him suffered more serious injuries. investigators say the taxi driver may have had a medical issue and hit the gas pedal instead of the break. it happened about 3:15 yesterday afternoon. the cab demolished a news stand as well as a shoe shine booth. the cabdriver has been released from the hospital and police are still investigating. are the test results are in on california students. overall, they improved their
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test scores compared to last year. many are still not meeting more challenging standards for math and reading. 49% of students met or exceeded reading standards. 37% met or exceeded math standards. the students tested are in grades 3 through 8 and in grade 11. the results were released today. christina is there tonight. >> reporter: you may remember students now use a new computer testing system. so these scores are a sign of progress but more work needs to be done. he is hoping for big changes in the future to address some of the challenges california schools are facing. >> the test scores aren't the end all. >> reporter: superintendent of california schools reveals test scores of students state wide. >> we had a 5% gain in english,
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language arts and 4% gain in mathematics. >> reporter: scores are just one indicator of a student's success. in the bigger picture, there's a serious teacher short knowledge. >> it's a great profession. you get such satisfaction helping students. >> working on ways to keep teachers living in the cities they teach in. >> some proposals say provide housing for teachers. but there's a number of ways we're trying to address that. >> reporter: as far as overcrowding, he hopes voters will approve prop 51 in november. >> it is a $9 billion measure to invest in new schools and renovating old schools. >> reporter: right now, california schools are on the right track. he believes the new testing system will make students better. >> stronger economy, more graduates from high school.
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more students going on to college and more students getting fulfilling careers. >> reporter: the scores also revealed an achievement gap between white students and african american and latino students. the department of education says it will be looking at districts throughout the state, specifically here where minority students have made significant gain. >> did they provide examples of the strategies that are working if minority students? >> reporter: they did, but in a nut shell, they said there is a big focus around professional development for teachers. they also integrate technology in the classroom and thigh like to give one-on-one experience for students, really personalizing that experience for them. those are the things that have helped students succeed. we're tracking the forecast which has been yet another day
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of mild weather, which will tomorrow be yet another day of mild weather. we're going to continue with the slightly below average temperature pattern. you're still finding 90s, but you have to go eastern sacramento valley. everybody else is in the 70s and 80s in the bay valleys. there will be a ton of fog tomorrow morning. 79 in fairfield. that's a good 10 degrees cooler than i'd expect it to be right now. concord 8 degrees cooler. delta area, you see the hills in the background there. you see the wind blowing. it's taking this fog and pushing it inland. a big dose of fog. 9 bay area counties tomorrow morning and it burns off. you're going to find 70s, yellows pretty much everywhere. and you get out toward the edges, you'll find 80s, mid- 80s, upper 80s. if you look really hard, you'll find 90s. things do change around as we head toward the weekend.
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we see southerly winds, draw smoke in from the south of us. your friday numbers aren't going to be much different than that. lots of mild temperatures, better air quality, less fire danger. we'll talk about the weekend which is not going to be that great for barbecuing. prince's paisley park will be open to the public for touring october 6th. it is a 65,000 square foot complex in the minneapolis area. it was home to the late rock star before he collapsed and died of an accidental overdose of a pain killer in april. prince's sister says her brother always wanted to open the estate to the public. they will be run -- tell be run by the same company that manages elvis presley's grace land in tennessee.
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admission will be 38.50. a well-known social network addressing concerns about profile. >> even one post can be so damages and so harmful. >> the changes being made to next door.com. >> the 49er's side lined february is ready to return to the field. hear what colin kaepernick has to say. >> b.a.r.t. making progress on its extension to san jose. plus when officials say it will open.
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keep calm, you internet's on. narrator: it wasn't that long ago. years of devastating cutbacks to our schools. 30,000 teachers laid off. class sizes increased. art and music programs cut. we can't ever go back. ryan ruelas: so vote yes on proposition 55. reagan duncan: prop 55 prevents 4 billion in new cuts to our schools. letty muñoz-gonzalez: simply by maintaining the current tax rate on the wealthiest californians. ryan ruelas: no new education cuts, and no new taxes. reagan duncan: vote yes on 55. sarah morgan: to help our children thrive.
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we have breaking news right now. interstate 80 in berkeley. what you're looking at is a motorcycle accident that has practically shut down interstate 80. that's the northbound connection. this is happening right at the gill man street off ramp. one off ramp past the university avenue exit. there really isn't any good alternative. you could get off and take san pablo around it. but those are going to be pretty busy as well. live coverage of a motorcycle accident in the northbound or eastbound it's sometimes called direction of interstate 80 in berkeley. it is affecting traffic in the
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non-commute direction as well. the neighborhood networking site nextdoor.com is responding to complaints about racial profiling. >> what's being done and why. heather. >> reporter: san francisco based next door aims to use technology to build safer neighborhoods and has seen an incredible growth in just a few short years. now it is restructuring policies to prevent racial profiling. after complaints surfaced of posts labeling people of color accounting, quote, suspiciously. it gives neighbors a place to post about a range of topics. but the site came under fire after i group called neighbors for racial justice complained posts about suspicious neighbors were often about
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people of color. to help them better understand the complexity of the issue. now the site will require users to describe suspicious behavior in specific terms as to why the person stands out or could be a threat. >> racial profiling is an extremely small percentage of the entire content on next door, but even one post can be so damaging this is something we had to do. >> it holds private accounts for 110,000 neighborhoods all across the u.s. and other public agencies have joined the network. it is working with the public agencies to recognize and prevent racial profiling. coming up, napa marking two years sense the devastating 6.0 earthquake. >> we're all a work in
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progress. >> a look at the recovery efforts and why it's taking so long. >> the latest proposal would see this stadium go away and be replaced by a brand-new one along the oakland estuary. >> she was 15 years old on vacation when she was bit by one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. her mom thought she wasn't going to survive, but she did. and we're going to show you her progress.
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now, to today's top story, san jose police say one of its officers is underarrest as part of a months long investigation called gang of thrones. derek antonio was arrested yesterday for allegedly sharing information with gang members. they also arrest ared 23 members of a known street gang. they seized drugs. >> hillary clinton is fundraising in the bay area tonight. the democratic nominee for president is attending a fundraiser hosted by apple c.e.o. tim cook. earlier head she attended an
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invitation only fundraiser. in italy tonight, rescue crews are working nonstop looking for survivors in the devastating 6.2 earthquake. it struck central italy early this morning. the death toll has climbed to 159 and officials say that number can be higher as they try to find people trapped or buried in the rubble.
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they didn't have the money and they grew frustrated trying to get federal aid. eventually habitat for humanity stepped in to do the work for free. >> the fact that we did get help from habitat and the community, it's a blessing. >> with their fireplace finally fixed, they're now looking forward to the holidays. >> putting stockings on the mantle and have the home be heated by the wood burning fire. >> still today, there's more than 700 buildings in napa that have some sort of quake damage. downtown is the first presbyterian church where they sheetiered

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